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319 MISSILE SQUADRON (AFGSC)

Posted 12/6/2012 Printable Fact Sheet
 
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319 Missile Squadron Emblem
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Lineage. Constituted as 319 Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 15 Apr 1942. Redesignated as 319 Bombardment Squadron, Heavy, on 6 March 1944. Inactivated on 27 Jan 1946. Redesignated as 319 Bombardment Squadron, Very Heavy, on 11 Jun 1947. Activated on 1 Jul 1947. Inactivated on 6 Sep 1948. Redesignated as 319 Bombardment Squadron, Medium, on 20 Dec 1950. Activated on 2 Jan 1951. Redesignated as 319 Strategic Reconnaissance Squadron, Medium, on 16 Jun 1952. Discontinued on 20 Jun 1960. Redesignated as 319 Strategic Missile Squadron (ICBM-Minuteman) on 24 May 1963. Organized on 1 Oct 1963. Redesignated as 319 Missile Squadron on 1 Sep 1991.
 
Assignments. 90 Bombardment Group, 15 Apr 1942-27 Jan 1946. 90 Bombardment Group, 1 Jul 1947-6 Sep 1948. 90 Bombardment Group, 2 Jan 1951 (attached to 90 Strategic Reconnaissance Wing, 16 Feb 1951-15 Jun 1952); 90 Strategic Reconnaissance Wing, 16 Jun 1952-20 Jun 1960. Strategic Air Command, 24 May 1963; 90 Strategic Missile Wing, 1 Oct 1963; 90 Operations Group, 1 Sep 1991-.

Stations. Key Field, MS, 15 Apr 1942; Barksdale Field, LA, 17 May 1942; Greenville AAB, SC, 21 Jun 1942; Ypsilanti, MI, 9-23 Aug 1942; Kahuku Field, TH, 12 Sep 1942; Iron Range, Australia, c. 4 Nov 1942; Darwin, Australia, 2 Feb 1943; Port Moresby, New Guinea, 8 Jul 1943; Dobodura, New Guinea, Dec 1943; Nadzab, New Guinea, c. 22 Feb 1944; Biak, c. 10 Aug 1944; San Jose, Mindoro, 29 Jan 1945; Ie Shima, 12 Aug 1945; Ft William McKinley, Luzon, 23 Nov 1945-27 Jan 1946. Andrews Field (later, AFB), MD, 1 Jul 1947-6 Sep 1948. Fairchild AFB, WA, 2 Jan 1951; Forbes AFB, KS, 14 Mar 1951-20 Jun 1960. Francis E. Warren AFB, WY, 1 Oct 1963-.

Commanders. Unkn, Apr-16 May 1942; Maj Arthur H. Rogers, 17 May 1942; Maj Philip J. Kuhl, 14 Sep 1942; Capt Charles E. Jones, 21 Jan 1943; Capt Roy W. Olson, 17 Mar 1943; Capt Harold D. Robertson, 23 Jun 1943; Maj Ellis L. Brown, Sep 1943; Capt Charles D. Briggs Jr., 10 May 1944; Capt Milton J. Porter, Oct 1944; Maj R. W. Swindle, 18 Feb 1945; Capt Cooley, 16 Oct 1945-unkn. Unkn (not manned), 1 Jul 1947-6 Sep 1948. Capt Charles I. Burns, 2 Jan 1951; Lt Col Leonard M. McManus, c. Jan 1951; Lt Col Harold G. Fulmer, 1 Feb 1951; Maj Bruce E. Hart, Sep 1952; Lt Col Robert E. Speer, 2 Feb 1952; Maj Fielding F. West, 20 Aug 1953; Maj William H. Branch Jr., 5 Oct 1953; Maj Robert A. McLendon, Jul 1955; Maj Franklin F. Young, Sep 1955; Maj Hollis H. Hunt, 14 Apr 1956; Lt Col Homer E. Walker, 6 Jun 1956; Maj James W. Schultz, Nov 1958; Maj Charles L. Armstrong, 11 Jan-Jun 1960. Col John J. Linck, 1 Oct 1963; Col Clark S. Smith, 12 Jun 1965; Col Paul Chenchar Jr., 18 May 1966; Lt Col Louis I. Pattenaude, Oct 1966; Col James E. Brock, 17 Jun 1967; Lt Col Lewis C. L. Browne, 17 Jun 1968; Lt Col Robert D. Kirby, 1 Apr 1970; Maj Leroy V. Green Jr., 1 Mar 1972; Lt Col Clement D. Osborne, 1 Jul 1973; Lt Col Robert E. Waller, 2 Apr 1974; Lt Col Robert K. O'Conner, 1 Sep 1974; Lt Col Robert C. Hawkins, 1 Aug 1975; Lt Col Richard G. Hable, 7 Jan 1977; Lt Col Edwin S. Usui, 8 Mar 1978; Lt Col Harry A. Thomas Jr., 19 Jan 1979; Lt Col Paul F. Murphy, 31 Jul 1980; Lt Col Harold C. Snedker, 21 Aug 1981; Lt Col George A. VanTiem, 23 Dec 1982; Lt Col William R. Smith, 15 Jun 1984; Lt Col Jackie C. Smith, 2 Jul 1986; Lt Col Elwood C. Tircuit, 28 Jun 1988; Lt Col Jay E. Orgeron, 1 Jan 1990; Lt Col Albert E. Walmsley, 1 Sep 1991; Lt Col Jesse R. Tucker, 20 Jun 1992; Lt Col P. K. Simmons, 1 Feb 1994; Lt Col Timothy J. Lampe, 10 Apr 1995; Lt Col James R. Shumate, 11 Jul 1996; Lt Col Linda S. Aldrich, 10 Jul 1998; Lt Col Michael G. Vaughn, 14 Apr 2000; Lt Col Sherry Sterns-Boles, 28 Aug 2002; Lt Col Garry L. Kuhn, 12 Jun 2006; Lt Col Richard P. Pagliuco, 19 Jun 2008; Lt Col David J. Martinson, 19 Mar 2010; Lt Col Catherine V. Barrington, 15 May 2012-.
 
Aircraft/Missiles. B-24, 1942-1945. B/RB-29, 1951-1954; RB-47, 1954-1960. Minuteman I, 1964-1974; Minuteman III, 1973-.

Operations. Combat in Southwest and Western Pacific, 13 Nov 1942-24 Jul 1945. Apparently not manned, 1 Jul 1947-6 Sep 1948. Operational training, 1 Jun 1951-Sep 1952; replacement training, 1 Jun 1951-1 Sep 1953; SHORAN training, 10 Nov 1952-30 Nov 1953; RB-47 crew training, c. 1 Jan 1959-20 Jun 1960. Strategic missile operations, 1964-.

Service Streamers. None.

Campaign Streamers. World War II: Air Offensive, Japan; China Defensive; Papua; Guadalcanal; New Guinea; Northern Solomons; Bismarck Archipelago; Western Pacific; Leyte; Luzon; Southern Philippines; China Offensive.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Distinguished Unit Citations: Papua, [13 Nov] 1942-23 Jan 1943; New Guinea, 13 and 15 Sep 1943. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Jul 1968-30 Jun 1969; 1 Jul 1973-30 Jun 1975; 1 Jul 1982-30 Jun 1984; 1 Jul 1987-30 Jun 1989; 1 Aug 1991-31 Jul 1993; 1 Oct 1994-30 Sep 1995; 1 Sep 1996-31 Aug 1998; 1 Oct 1999-30 Sep 2000; 1 Jan-31 Dec 2001; 1 Oct 2003-30 Sep 2005; 1 Oct 2005-30 Sep 2007; 1 Oct 2007-30 Sep 2008. Philippine Presidential Unit Citation (WWII).

Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through 5 Dec 2012.

Commanders, Aircraft, and Operations through 5 Dec 2012.
 
Supersedes published information contained in: Judy G. Endicott (ed.), USAF Active Flying, Space, and Missile Squadrons as of 1 October 1995 (Washington: USGPO, 1999).

Emblem. Approved on 2 Sep 1955.

Prepared by Patsy Robertson.
 
Reviewed by Daniel Haulman.







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